PSP: Do not try to park at the airport during this holiday season

Palm Springs International Airport expects a very busy Christmas season. Thanksgiving passenger numbers exceeded 2019 numbers by more than 25%, and airport parking was at capacity, according to a press release. Airport officials predict that Christmas and New Years holidays will be even busier.

PS International Airport has provided the following information / tips for holidaymakers:

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, all parking spaces at PSP were full due to the sharp increase in departing passengers. The airport encourages Christmas and New Years travelers to use alternative modes of transport such as a taxi or Uber / Lyft to get to the airport. Those planning to fly from PSP can monitor the airport’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for parking updates by looking for their handle @flyPSP on both platforms.

What To Do Before You Arrive At PSP:

Pack a mask: Federal law requires all travelers to wear a face mask in all interior terminal areas and on their flight. Passengers without a mask will be denied entry beyond the security checkpoint.

TSA 3-1-1 Rule: As a temporary exception to their “3-1-1” rule (no liquids over 3.4 oz. In carry-on baggage), the TSA allows an oversized container for liquid hand sanitizer up to 12 ounces each Passenger in hand luggage.

Download your airline’s app and check in before heading to the PSP. If you don’t check in baggage, you can skip the ticket office. It can also reduce your time at the counter when you need to check in baggage.

Monitor the status of your flight before heading to the PSP and check the travel time so you get there on time.

You can find parking, food and drink options on Palm Springs International Airport 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Ste OFC Palm Springs, CA 92262

Not sure what to pack? Visit to find out if you should take it with you, check it out, or leave it at home.

Arrival time:

With record-breaking passenger numbers in the past six months and more flights from Palm Springs this holiday season, airport officials expect the terminal to be full and almost all flights to be booked. PSP recommends arriving at least 90 minutes before departure. This gives you enough time for parking, baggage screening and security screening.


Palm Springs International Airport offers two parking options over Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The traditional parking lot in front of the terminal costs USD 20 per day and a seasonal Holiday / Economy Lot shuttle service costs USD 18 per day. The Holiday / Economy Lot at Kirk Douglas Way Airport is only available to travelers who park overnight and pay by credit card. The holiday / economy lot and the shuttle service will be available from Tuesday, December 21st at 4:15 a.m. until the last departure every day until Sunday, December 26th. Travelers departing Monday, December 27 or later must park in the airport’s main parking lot in front of the terminal.

The shuttle service to the Ferien- / Economy-Lot for travelers returning to the PSP is available daily from Monday, December 27th to Monday, January 3rd, 2022, from 8.30 a.m. until the last arrival.

Travelers wishing to use the holiday / economy lot can simply follow the signs for the holiday / economy lot as soon as they are on the PSP streets.

At 6:00 p.m., watch News Channel 3 for vacation travel tips from Palm Springs International Airport.

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